Me: Isn’t it wonderful to start the week with some good news for a change?
Nell: It certainly is.
Me: Everyone meet Toby. Dave and Harriet’s nephew and Nell’s great nephew. He will be coming to live with Tony and Sue very soon.
Nell: And the clever boy already knows how to play Cheeky Animals.
Me: Yes, he’s going to settle in perfectly. His nickname is Fluffy because of his fluffy hair. A bit like you really.
Nell: Excuse me? I have thick, wavy hair. Fluffy, indeed.
Me: Yes, of course.
Nell: Anyway, I’ll tell you who isn’t going to settle in perfectly.
Nell: That wretched lion. You do realise Lionel King is still here.
Me: Why isn’t he at the police station?
Nell: He is still helping Sally with her enquiries.
Me: Is Lionel in the living room?
Nell: Yes. Why?
Me: I thought I saw Knitwear Wolf go in there just now with a very serious face.
Nell: You probably did. I know Rupert wanted a quiet word with Lionel alone.
Me: They’re not going to fight, are they?
Nell: Why on earth would they do that?
Me: Because of you, Nell. Rupert is very protective of you and Lionel wanted to take you away.
Nell: I’m not going anywhere.
Me: Knitwear Wolf will make sure of that.
Nell: Rupert and I are just friends.
Me: If you say so, but I know what I see.
Nell: Well, I can see Gladys and the llamas limbering up in the field. Why is she wearing an Aztec crown?
Me: Alejandro gave it to her. He says she is his queen.
Nell: Good grief.
Me: If Rupert had an Aztec crown you would be wearing it.
Nell: Nonsense. Rupert would never have an Aztec crown.
Me: No. Sorry.